Call won’t go through? Try texting instead!

sms-text-message-logoHave you ever tried to call someone with an important message only to discover that your cellular signal was too weak for the call to go through?

Chances are you have, and you know how frustrating it can be when you can’t place an important call.

The next time that happens, try contacting the other party by sending them a text message instead. [Continue Reading]

An easy way to fool burglars into thinking you’re always at home

ring-wifi-video-doorbellDid you know that many burglars actually knock on the victim’s door or ring their doorbell before breaking into a home?

Well, it’s true, and there’s a reason why: If no one answers the door, there’s a good chance that nobody’s home.

But you don’t have to fall victim to burglars in this way. Simply install a Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell and you’ll be able to answer your door from anywhere in the world! [Continue Reading]

Q&A: What’s the best hard drive I can buy for my laptop for $100 or less?

Question from Andy:  The 750GB hard drive in my laptop has started making strange noises and I’m afraid it’s about to go out on me. I need to replace it ASAP but I don’t know which drive I should buy to replace it with.

I’d really like to get an SSD to make the laptop run a lot faster, but my budget for the drive is only about $100 (or preferably less).

I checked around and the largest SSD I can get for that price is way too small for my needs. I really need something that’s at least as big as the drive that’s in the laptop right now.

Can you help me find the fastest hard drive I can get for $100 that’s at least 750GB?

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

How to remove political posts from your Facebook newsfeed

If you enjoy following politics you probably don’t mind the political posts that pop up in your Facebook newsfeed at times.

And as you’ve probably noticed, they tend to pop up fairly often.

Many Americans have strong beliefs and ideals when it comes to politics, and that means that regardless of where a particular post might happen to fall on the political spectrum it’s sure to evoke strong emotions (either for or against).

If you happen to dislike political posts and try to avoid them as much as possible, a handy Chrome extension called “Remove All Politics From Facebook” can help. Simply install the extension and most posts of a political nature will be excluded from your newsfeed.

Here’s how to install it on your Chrome browser: [Continue Reading]

Scam alert: Why it’s a bad idea to Like and Share ‘Feel Good Posts’ on Facebook

scamIf you use Facebook, you have surely seen tons of “feel good posts” pop up in your newsfeed. And if you’re like most people, you probably “Like” and “Share” some of them.

I used to Like and Share them too, back before I learned how dangerous they can be.

“Feel good posts” typically consist of a cute photo (often of a puppy, a kitten or a child) looking all lovable and cuddly. The photo will usually have some text on it that makes it almost impossible not to like or share the post.

Here’s an example of a typical “feel good post”: [Continue Reading]

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